Japan nears deflation as core CPI hits 0%

BoJ had pledged to hit 2% by around April

Japan: Abe bids to end economic burden

Prime minister says Tokyo deserves more credit for its progress

BoJ cites Volcker to stoke inflation

Former Fed official inspires Tokyo’s battle to drive the economy

Aso remarks show Japan dilemma over AIIB

Officials row back after finance minister says Tokyo could join

‘Accommodating’ Beijing is no bad thing

The policy of Chinese containment could be a disastrous miscalculation

BoJ inflation promise comes unstuck

Kuroda accepts potential for prices to fall

A better class of rally in Japan

Look to currency for a reason to prefer the latest phase

Japan’s big lesson for the eurozone

Be patient and prepare for a bumpy ride, writes Peter Tasker

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NTT Data reveals Vatican treasures

Japanese company digitises manuscripts by the likes of Michelangelo

Merkel intervenes in Japanese war debate

Germany faced its history ‘openly’, says chancellor

Japan’s economic losers suffer in silence

Politicians who try and engage younger voters are in minority

Japan economic growth revised down

Breakdown of data shows consumers more willing to spend than businesses

Tokyo looks at legalising noisy children

City eyes exception to 45-decibel rule that hampers day care

BoJ stretches its inflation target

Being seen as evasive may harm central bank’s credibility

Japan business lobby names female executive

Keidanren shake-up comes amid Abe push for more women in workplace

Japan wage growth fastest in 15 years

Increase in basic salaries key to success of Abenomics

Donations scandal ensnares Japan leaders

Scandal threatens to slow down Abenomics growth programme

Corporates holding out against tax revolution

Smaller companies, which innovate and create jobs, carry an unfair share of the burden

US comments on Asia tensions anger Seoul

Politicians accuse American diplomat of ignorance on region’s history

Japanese banks: squeezed

Loan demand is unlikely to pick up quickly